Replaced the speedometer cable and the interior shaft is not quite long enough to work.
'79 CJ5, 258 c.i., Carter BBD, T-150, Dana 20, Dana 30, AMC 20, 33x12.50x15, 3" body lift, taking it back to stock, then tearing it apart and putting it back together again!
$900 total. He had them done in 1 week. The material is supposed to feel like mercedes benz leather. But you can get these wet and clean them off with 409. I have no idea what mercedes benz leather feels like. It does feel good though!
Re-install Fuel Tank
Last night I replaced my fuel tank. 84 CJ7 has the optional 20 gal. poly tank. Started by replacing the entire speedo cluster as the fuel and temp gauges didn't work. Then dropped the tank, cleaned, primed and coated the skid pan, the rubber mat that surrounds the tank was in great shape so cleaned it and reinstalled it. Cleaned the inside of the tank, it was amazingly clean! Replaced the fuel sending unit, had to order twice as the first one was for a 15 gal. tank. Second one came with strainer screen that was a little too large to stay on the pick up line so researched whether JB Weld would hold up to gas--they say yes--so I used it to hold the strainer on the line (all this took a week of spare time). Replaced all the fuel and vapor lines. And put the tank back in last night. In the past week while gathering all the right parts I epoxy coated the fuel filler assembly and painted the screw heads that hold it in. Put some gas in, and it started right up. As others have posted the replacement fuel sending unit tubes have to be bent up a little to connect the lines. NOW MY FUEL GAUGE WORKS!!!!!! Thanks again to all who posted on how to do this project. I took photos of all the parts and their numbers but can't post them as I am newly registered to the site--have been studying many of the builds for the past couple of months.
Originally Posted by CherryCj7 View Post
He told me today it may not be done til Wednesday as he has other jobs to do in the mean time. He still has to spray the windshield channel, half doors and the tub. I guess that buys me time to run the light blue aluminum fuel lines and the tranny cooler lines. I was putting them off to hurry for paint.
Just put the driver's seat and the rear seat back in, holding off on the passenger's side until my boy runs the stereo wiring and installs the console. My go back out in a bit and hook up the heater hoses, weather is less than favorable right now so it may wait til another day. But I'm board, I don't sit inside well.
Getting real close.
Getting real close.
Careful your character's showing
Originally Posted by havrda View Post
"He used to be a pretty nice feller, now he's a welder"
80 CJ7 "The Kraken" - a project 25 years in the making AMC 304 V8, NV4500, Dana 300, Dana 44, 9 inch, M.O.R.E. SRS, YJ tub.
AT3 US Navy 1999-2003
Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt
(When catapults are outlawed, only outlaws will have catapults)
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